As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for horticulture, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make horticulture more comfortable. You will need a wheelbarrow in order to perform various horticulture chores, it is a good thing to have on hand.
Vegetables are softer when they are warmer, increasing the risk that you will damage them. Cut them with a tool rather than pulling or twisting, otherwise you could damage the plant itself.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. Children will benefit from the fresh air while bonding with you in your efforts to provide healthier food alternatives for them.
When you sow seeds in your garden, try not to rush the process. The first thing you should do before planting is moisturize the soil. Then distribute the seeds so that they are evenly spaced and have sufficient room to grow. Seeds should be buried about three times deeper than their own size. Some seeds need some light to grow, and therefore shouldn’t be buried.
Spacing is one important factor in gardening. Do not underestimate the space that plants need to develop their root systems. Beyond just the physical space that the plants will need, you should also consider the airflow that the plants will require. Plan your organic garden while keeping this in mind, and space your seeds accordingly, when planting.
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You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic horticulture. If you thought that you were ready before, well you should now be an expert! You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.